Joint Submissions on Penalty

In the recent case of R. v. Anthony-Cook, 2016 SCC 43, the Supreme Court of Canada definitively set out the test for courts to apply when they consider whether to accept a joint submission on penalty.  This case is important for administrative tribunals as the principles that apply to joint submissions in criminal law have been imported into the administrative law setting.

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The Alberta Utilities Commission Rules on its Jurisdiction to Assess Crown Aboriginal Consultation

This comment discusses briefly the legal and policy context of the first Alberta Utilities Commission (“AUC”) Ruling addressing its jurisdiction to consider the adequacy of Crown Aboriginal consultation in the course of AUC proceedings.

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The Site C Dam and the Peace Valley Landowners Association

British Columbia Court of Appeal affirms that environmental assessment legislation should not be interpreted narrowly, and that Courts must not allow environmental legislation to be emasculated through unduly narrow interpretation.

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